Create a scrapbook unlike any other with the 12" x 12" Paper Pad from the Botanical Journal Collection by Bo Bunny. In this package, you will receive a pad of 48 high quality, 12" x 12" patterned papers! Designs include a variety of subtle patterns on neutral backgrounds, ornate wildflower patterns, antique designs like lace imagery, butterflies, and script, and more. You can find the entire collection as well as single sheet options here at Scrapbook.com.
I don't like to normally purchase paper pads because I don't have use for the entire thing. But, I knew that the price per sheet that I loved the looks of online was much more to purchase per sheet...so I forked over the money. All in all I must say that I am glad I purchase this.
This pack is actually SINGLE sided..which made it even better for me because purchasing the single sheets (which are double sided) would have covered less of my projects. This way I not only don't have to choose, but have a full sheet of both sides that I loved on the ones I had wanted.
That being said, some of the patterns of flowers are older and go well with the solid colors that are included in the package. The seed packet cut-a-ways are larger than expected. The yellows (golden) and reds are deep and classic. The butterfly and florals on kraft looking paper are lovely with splotches that create a distressed look. The floral advertisement sheet is nice. I'm not a fan of the lace strip one on pink, but can see that others would make good use out of it. The purple page and colors on other pages is quite lovely. The script page contains a butterfly effect. So that's a second page having butterflies on it for those who are fans of butterflies. I believe another crafter stated "insects" which makes me think of bugs, but I did not see bugs, just the butterflies on two different designs.
There are 24 different designs all together .... so you get two copies of each.
All in all, I think I will be using EVERY PAGE out of this pad! Even the larger patterns (not my typical style). They are all done really well and I'm actually a fan of each one....surprising because of my tastes and my usage. Some of the pages were described as busy by another crafter - for me I might agree, but I also have seen other crafters use this and they always look lovely. The busy items are, for me, the larger prints, but many of them can be cut into smaller sections and used on more than one project...giving it more uses is a positive to me. Other crafters might want the larger patterns for their projects.
Some of the pages have a look like they were different pages collaged onto one sheet. I like that too...and I can always use portions of those sheets by cutting them. Either way, it gives me a lot of choices and uses.
All in all, I must say that this was the longest of any review I've ever made, because this pad has so many different things to offer and I thought that the description and pictures were lacking as to the variety.
As a final thought, out of all my purchases...I think this can be summed up into three words : Money well spent!!!!!!!!!!!
I'll start by giving a summation of the eternal dilemma for papercrafters....2-sided or single-sided paper. THAT is the question. So much of what we do as cardmakers and scrapbookers lends itself well to single-sided paper. I also make junk journals and so a double-sided paper is wanted there. Single sided papers in junk journals provide perfect journaling space, but junk journals cannot abide a completely blank page! :) Double-sided papers, however, while avoiding the blank page, often have to have a journaling spot added to them. At any rate, this pad is gorgeous and I love every design. Will definitely be the basis of my next botanical journal.
Have been scrapbooking/altered art over 20 years. Love Bo bunny paper. I am not a frilly prissy girl, mostly rustic /farm type. I do like flowers etc but ,Bo Bunny does a great job combining of the flowery/rustic without overpowering with the "girly girly" with overpowering of PINK! . Great job of subtle prints. Love shopping scrapbook.com due to availability/prices etc . My local stores DO NOT CARRY bo bunny/graphic 45 etc... I have to drive 3 1/2 hours to get to see these better brands and prints I specifically need/or look for , for my projects. As I know what I want for my scrapbooking/special projects and 98% of the time I find on your website. If not then I design my own.
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